Guerrilla Trek Nepal

15 Days | Trek: 12 Days | Homestay, Basic Lodge or Camp | Maximum altitude: 3915 m | Minimum: 1 Person

This Guerrilla Trek in Nepal is an extraordinary journey in western and mid-western part of Nepal. These areas were the origin of Maoist War in Nepal (from 1996 to 2006). The war so intense that over 16000 people lost their lives and a nation that had strong monarchy for over 2 centuries turned into republic.

Now the war has ended the hills are peaceful once again. The painful memory of war has started to fade away. It is a heart-warming feeling to visit those beautiful hills and people who are some of the most friendliest ones in whole earth.

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

On this trip, we trek directly into exotic paths and trials that were once used by the then Maoist guerrillas. We will be taking ourselves on this amazing journey - by walking the same route where the guerrillas once ventured who eventually went to abolish monarchy in Nepal. We will also see the wild caves where the rebels used to hide themselves and logistics during the insurgency.

Guerrilla Trek Nepal - Children  Guerrilla Trek Nepal  - Landscape  Guerrilla Trek Nepal - People  Guerrila Trek Nepal - Local FoodPhotos: Alonzo Lyons

At adventure Imagine, we can arrange an ex-guerrilla leader to be your guide on this trek. The same person who led guerrillas during the time of revolution in Nepalese mid-hills. Now this is an unrivalled experience unmatched by any other operator in Nepal. In addition to that, we guarantee top class planning, suitable even for a single trekker or small groups. Prices are always affordable.

 

Guerrilla Trek Nepal Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Cultural show in the evening, Hotel
Day 03 Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, Drive to Beni, Lodge/Hotel
Day 04 Trek Beni to Darbang, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 05 Darbang to Takam, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 06 Trek Takam to Moreni, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 07 Trek Moreni to Gurjaghat, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 08 Trek Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 09 Trek Dhorpatan to Niseldhor, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 10 Trek Niseldhor to Taka, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 11 Trek Taka to Lukum, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 12 Trek Lukum to Thawang, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 13 Trek Thawang to Sukulbang, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 14 Trek Sukulbang to Jelbang, Lodge/Homestay/Camp
Day 15 Trek Jelbang to Sulichaur, Lodge/Hotel
Day 16 Drive Sulichaur to Kathmandu, Hotel
Day 17 Trip ends. Transfer to airport or continue on extension programs


Ask us anything about the Guerrilla Trek in Nepal:

E-mail us at - [email protected]
and we will be happy to get back to you immediately.


  • When to trek?

  • Dates and Prices

  • How difficult is this

  • Equipment: what you need to bring?

  • Flights & Insurance

  • Is it safe?

 

The best seasons are spring (Mar to April) and autumn (Oct to Nov). Even during prime seasons, there won't be many tourists as the trek has just been introduced and not marketed heavily compared to many other popular treks.

It is monsoon during July/August with late rain often affecting September too.

 

Unlike other treks where we run fixed-departure dates, this one is better organized separately as needed by trekkers. If you are looking onto this trek, note that you can pick your own suitable date.

Just email us at - [email protected]

 

We rate this trek as slightly above moderate. This means you have to be physically very sound for this trek.

If you can walk with a small backpack (like 10kg maximum) for about 7-8 hrs on a day, then you should be able to do this trek.

 

Clothing
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Trousers
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops)
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt with collar.
Equipment
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Maps, compass and guidebook
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag (we provide this free of cost)
Miscellaneous Items
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Sunscren (SPF 20+) and lip balm
  • Polarising sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing/repair kit (for tent and mattresses)
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets or filter
  • Medical and first-aid kit (see details here)
  • Insect repellent (for lower elevations)
  • Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches/lighter
  • Locks for bags and lodge rooms
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs.
Optional Equipments
  • Camera, Memory card and batter charger (or spare batteries)
  • Adapters
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Small duffle bag (to leave behind in Kathmandu)
  • Backpack cover (waterproof, slip-on)
  • Trekking Poles

Where can you get these equipment? Should you buy it or should you hire it? Get all these information and answers on our trekking equipment page.

 

Flights -

We arrange domestic flight (Kathmandu - Pokhara) for you as required by the trekking schedule. You will need to look for international flights to Kathmandu yourself. However, we can look for the international flights upon request.

Insurance -

It is very important to have a proper travel insurance for your trip. Make 100% sure that the insurance policy you are buying sufficiently covers the trek upto 4000m. Make sure it covers helicopter rescue evacuation and medical bills - just in case.

Our insurance covers only for the Nepali staff, including guide, all field staff and porters. There is no burden whatsoever on your part for the Nepali staff - we understand it is our responsibility and we protect them all.

 

It is safe. The war has now ended permanently and peace has returned in the hills. In fact, the leader of the then rebel himself was the one who inaguarated this trekking program.

For further information, please email us at - [email protected]

What is included -
1. Airport pickup/drop
2. Kathmandu hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
3. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with guide, entrance fees
4. Flights: Kathmandu-Pokhara
5. Dhorpatan entrance fees
6. Trekking guide, porters
7. Daily wages and insurance of guide and porters
8. Staying in local lodges/homestay while on trek
9. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
10. First-aid kits and communication devices (with guide) on trek
11. Waterproof duffel bag for your trekking kits
12. Sleeping bag (rent)

What is not included -
01. International flights
02. Nepal visa fees
03. Lunch and dinner while you stay in Kathmandu
04. Any kind of drinks while on trek
05. Your personal medical and travel insurance, evacuation/medical expenses
06. Tips etc

 
 
High up in Khumbu Valley
 
WHERE IS THIS TREK?

From Kathmandu, we fly to Pokhara. The trek begins after taking a short drive to Beni.

In nearly two weeks we will walk deep into the hills to see what was once the guerrilla stronghold.

 

 
 

 

Do wartime monuments still stand?

Guerrilla war has ended and hills are once again peaceful. However, there are still lots of wartime monuments, welcome gates, caves and hide-outs that can been seen on this trek. The rebel-built gates and artifacts are now taken as a memorial for people who lost their lives during the insurgency.

 

 
Guerrilla Trek
 
Lonely House in Khumbu
 
What are the highlights?

We think it is absolutely appropriate to put exact words of Alonzo Lyons, a US author who has written a guidebook for this Guerrilla Trek. He describes the highlights as -

Heartwarming Nepali hospitality, sensational Himalayan vistas, mid-hills scenery and terraced fields, ancient villages, recent historical sites in a post-conflict zone, Kham and native cultures, sacred caves, lakes, magnificent waterfalls, Jaljala passes, local food and drink.

 
 
HOW LONG ARE WALKING HOURS?

Average walking time is 5 hours. But depending on conditions, you may have to walk for 7 to 8 hrs. There will be, however, time for rest, take photograph and enjoy the scenery.

 
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ANYTHING IN YOUR MIND?

 

Didn't find the kind of trip you were looking for? Let us know. We operate many other trips that are not yet listed in our website. Just feel free to drop us your ideas in email and we will be more than happy to work on custom made itineraries for you. We know your trip is special and it needs to be planned differently.

 
 

 

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Just one email and we will get back to you in less than
24 hours with answers to your questions.

 

Destinations

 - Nepal
 - Tibet
 - Bhutan
 - India


Dates for Guerrilla Trek

We let you pick your own date for this Guerrilla trek.
 

Trekking Information

GET PREPARED:
Health & Fitness:

Getting Ready

Visa information, photo requirements, clothes, equipments and type of insurance. Get all information on getting ready here.
 

- Recommended Guidebook

Guerrilla Trek Guidebook

Travel writer Alonzo Lyons has done a remarkable job by doing this trip himself and writing this very insightful guidebook for the Guerrilla Trek in Nepal. We recommend this guidebook for anyone interested on this trek.

- Buy a guidebook at Amazon
- or buy a Map

 
Guerrilla Trek

About Us

Know our team at Adventure Imagine. We are a small pack of extremely dedicated people who put heart and minds in taking care of every arrangements for you.
 

Contact

Adventure Imagine

PO Box 19624
Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: +977-1-4441731
[email protected]

 
Adventure Imagine
PO Box 19624, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: +977-1-4441731, Fax: +977-1-4441731


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